Best Stand Mixer for Beginners

Best Stand Mixer for Beginners

We all have to start somewhere! I have been there. I know what it feels like to start your baking journey and being so overwhelmed with all the different products out there at so many different price points.

When you are a beginner, your focus isn’t on buying the best and most expensive stand mixer out there. Your focus is on improving your technique with appliances good enough to get you there. Hell, I started off with a $10 hand mixer which I still have and performs a charm! Point is, you can own a stand mixer for under $100 or $200 and you’ll still be able to make fantastic bakes.

The best stand mixer for beginners is one that performs well, is of good quality and is budget friendly. So if you are just starting off your baking endeavours, then stick around as we find you the best stand mixer for beginners!

Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer

If you want a stand mixer of KitchenAid standard, then the Hamilton Beach stand mixer is the one you’ll want. It has a similar mixing action to the KitchenAid but for a fraction of the price! Some proud owners of the Hamilton Beach claim it’s better than a KitchenAid!

It boasts a 300 watt motor and a 4 quart bowl capacity. The 7 speeds go from a slow stir to a fast mix, with precise control on every setting. What we love about this stand mixer is the guide at the top of the stand mixer that shows you exactly which speed to use for various mixing methods. This feature makes it the best stand mixer for beginners. The tilt-back head also makes it easier for you to add more ingredients or change attachment with ease.

The planetary mixing rotates the accessories all around the bowl, leaving no ingredients unmixed. With the Hamilton Beach stand mixer you get a dough hook, a whisk, a fat beater and a splash guard; everything a beginner needs in a stand mixer.

Baking tip: Although it claims that it mixes every inch of the bowl without you needing to scrape down the sides, it doesn’t really live up to that expectation. So, you will have to scrape down the sides and do one last mix yourself (but for what stand mixer don’t you need to do that for!)

Nurxiovo Stand Mixer

The Nurxiovo is a great beginners stand mixer as it boasts a powerful 660 watt motor at such a low price. The 6 speed options plus pulse function gives you access to a variety of recipes that you can make with the stand mixer. There is also a blue backlight on the speed dial which is there as a reminder for you to unplug your machine when you are done with it.

Because of their power, stand mixers tend to vibrate a lot on the counter top. The Nurxiovo stand mixer has strong suction cups which provide stability with limited vibrations. It also means you can walk away and leave your stand mixer to do its thing without worrying it’ll fall off the side of the workbench!

Your Nurxiovo comes with a splash guard, dough hook, whisk, and beater which are easy to attach and release from the mixer.The super large 6.5 quart stainless steel bowl meets all the baking needs of every beginner. The bowl is big enough to easily make large quantities of your favourite bakes without wasting time.

Baking tip: Although the splash guard is dishwasher friendly, the attachments are not, so make sure you wash them by hand as to avoid any of them wearing off.

Cusimax Stand Mixer

The Cusimax stand mixer is a very classy kitchen appliance that will look great on your countertop. It features a very powerful 800 watt motor and 3 speed variables, from slow stir to a fast mix, which is enough if you are starting out as a beginner baker.

The 5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl, allows you to mix large quantities with ease. The splash guard is also quite unique with this stand mixer as it has a latch that opens and closes so you can pop in any extra ingredients easily.

The stand mixer itself features a tilt-head design, allowing you to lock in your bowl and change attachments effortlessly. The anti-slip suction cups make sure that your stand mixer stays put while it’s mixing away.

With your Cusimax stand mixer, you’ll get a whisk, a dough hook and a mixing beater.

Baking tip: You might find that the coating of the attachments will start to wear off after a few washes as they are not stainless steel.

Aucma Stand Mixer

With a powerful 660 watt motor and 6 speeds to choose from with a pulse function, you’ll have everything you need from this Aucma Stand Mixer.

The 6.5 Quart stainless steel bowl with handles is large enough to make big batches of your favourite cake and the handles are a great addition, making it easier to hold the bowl.

The Aucma features a tilt-head design, making it easier to clip in your mixing bowl and change your accessories with ease. There is also an LED backlight around the speed dial which indicates when your mixer is on.

With your Aucma Stand Mixer, you’ll get a whisk, a dough hook and a mixing beater. A splash guard is also included with a hatch to make it easier when adding extra ingredients to your mix.

Baking tip: The Aucma features an anti-slip pad and the bottom. It is also much quieter than other stand mixers out there

SanLidA Stand Mixer

The SanLidA Stand Mixer might not look like the fairest of them all, but what it lacks in style, it makes up for in performance and is ideal for beginner bakers.

With a 9.5 Quart stainless steel mixing bowl, the SanLidA Stand Mixer has enough capacity to make a cake for a whole village! Okay..maybe not a whole village but it’s pretty close to it. It boasts one of the largest capacities in a stand mixer ever and the 10 speed variable suits every recipe youll want to try as a beginner. There is also a pulse setting for a quick blitz if ever needed. It also features a planetary mixing action, which makes sure that all your ingredients are fully incorporated.

Whats great about the SanLidA stand mixer is that its attachments are all dishwasher friendly! No more spending hours cleaning up after a day of practising your baking. Simply throw them in the dishwasher and you’re all set.

The SanLidA comes with a dough hook, a beater and a whisk, as well as a spatula and a splash guard.

Baking tip: Choose from 2 colors; Nemesis Black and Cream White


This is a great list of good quality, top performing stand mixers and certainly in this list there is the best stand mixer for beginners. I absolutely love that the Hamilton Beach features a guide on what speed setting to use depending on what ingredient you are mixing. If you still unsure on how to use the speed variables and you want a stand mixer that acts like a KitchenAid (and is much lighter than a KitchenAid) then the Hamilton Beach is 100% yours.

I also think the SanLidA is a fantastic choice if you are just starting out. I remember when I began baking, I was making multiple batters a day trying different recipes and using different size trays. If only I had a 9.5 quart bowl that would let me batch bake so easily!

Happy mixing!